Alma Fuerte is a public elementary school located in Altadena with a focus on entrepreneurship.


We are currently enrolling TK-6 for the 2021-2022 school Year.


All classes are capped at 25 students and have an aide. Enroll Today.

Alma Fuerte es una escuela publica ubicada en Altadena con un enfoque en el emprendimiento.

Actualmente estamos inscribiendo grados TK-6 para el año escolar 2021-2022.


Todas las clases tienen un límite de 25 estudiantes y tienen un asistente al maestro. Actualmente no hay lista de espera para el año escolar 2021-2022. Inscríba su hijo(s) hoy!

At Alma Fuerte, our approach to learning and accessing curriculum includes:

  1. A Personalized Approach – Alma Fuerte takes your child’s strengths, needs, and interests into consideration. Then teachers provide the support they need to truly master a subject at the highest standards.

  2. Collaborative Learning – With small class sizes and different approaches to learning (like project-based learning, multiple modalities, learning styles), children are encouraged to work closely together to solve problems.

  3. Self-Directed Learning Opportunities – Alma Fuerte values your child’s interests and opinions, encouraging deeper thought.  We are helping to prepare them to have the skills and attitude necessary to be successful once they leave school.

  4. Personal Growth – Alma Fuerte emphasizes social emotional learning (SEL). SEL teaches students to understand and manage their emotions, establish and maintain positive relationships, feel and show empathy, set and achieve goals, and make responsible decisions.  We have recently become a grief education school.

Enrollment Eligibility

Alma Fuerte is a public school and does not charge tuition.
Alma Fuerte does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, national or ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies or education programs.

In accordance with Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B), admission preferences in the case of a lottery shall be given to the following students in the following order:

  • Students who are currently enrolled (exempt from the lottery pursuant to Education Code Section 47605(d)(2)(B))

  • Siblings of existing students

  • Children of Founding Parents, teachers and staff, combined, not to exceed 10% of total enrollment

  • Residents of the District

  • Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch

  • All other applicants

The waitlist for the current school year remains active until Alma Fuerte Public School’s admissions period commences for the following year. Applicants must re-apply for the lottery annually if the school is unable to offer them admission for the current year.
Alma Fuerte Public School staff is available to assist families in completing this paperwork if needed.


Eligibility for Kindergarten
Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st (Education Code 48000)


Eligibility for Transitional Kindergarten
Your child must turn 5 between Sept 2-Dec 2.

Questions? 626-204-5265, Hablamos Español!

Fuerte Family Events

  • Free Summer Camp for Alma Fuerte Students
    Jun 14, 8:00 AM PDT – Jul 09, 2:30 PM PDT
    Altadena, 119 W Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001, USA
    Alma Fuerte is hosting it's first ever summer camp!
  • Bubble Party
    Wed, Jun 23
    Jun 23, 6:00 PM
    Altadena, 587 W Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001, USA
    A free safe way to have fun and make friends :)
  • How to Prepare your Child for Kinder/ TK
    Jun 30, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Altadena, 119 W Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001, USA
    What academic and social goals should you be working on with your child for a successful transition to school? RSVP to receive event updates.
  • Free Engineering/ Circuitry Course starting Aug 2021
    Aug 17, 5:00 PM
    Altadena, 119 W Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001, USA
    Sign up immediately in order to receive your supplies on time for the first class!
  • Alma Fuerte Public School Campus Tour
    Time is TBD
    Altadena, 119 W Palm St, Altadena, CA 91001, USA
    An In-Person tour to learn more about what makes Alma Fuerte special RSVP to be notified of the next tour date. Únase a nosotros para un recorrido en persona. Aprenda más sobre lo que hace que Alma Fuerte sea especial y por qué es la mejor opción para su familia.
  • Does My Child Have Special Needs?
    May 24, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Do you suspect that your child has special needs? What is an IEP? Join us for a discussion led by Director Laurilie Keay.